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# whatsapp - Saturday 4 November, 2017

'We cannot tolerate this': Outcry after Afghanistan bans WhatsApp
# Censorship
# Censorship

'We cannot tolerate this': Outcry after Afghanistan bans WhatsApp

Nov 4th 2017, 2:36 PM 18,225 Views 28 Comments

Afghan authorities said that it was just “testing new technologies” when explaining the reasons for the ban.

# whatsapp - Monday 30 October, 2017

Doctors in Irish hospitals sharing sensitive patient data on Whatsapp
# Research
# Research

Doctors in Irish hospitals sharing sensitive patient data on Whatsapp

Oct 30th 2017, 11:25 AM 30,075 Views 56 Comments

A research paper has identified the widespread use of WhatsApp at the University Hospital Limerick.

# whatsapp - Saturday 23 September, 2017

Dublin private school suspends two boys for racist abuse and violent threats
# WhatsApp
# WhatsApp

Dublin private school suspends two boys for racist abuse and violent threats

Sep 23rd 2017, 12:05 AM 63,784 Views 102 Comments

The three first-years had been part of a private messaging group.

# whatsapp - Sunday 13 August, 2017

Most people at risk of fraud or hacking through messaging apps, researchers say
# Cyber Security
# Cyber Security

Most people at risk of fraud or hacking through messaging apps, researchers say

Aug 13th 2017, 1:00 PM 17,765 Views 2 Comments

Only 14% of people studied were securing their messaging apps properly.

# whatsapp - Friday 7 July, 2017

Male nurse who contacted patient on Whatsapp and Facebook found guilty of professional misconduct
# Inquiry
# Inquiry

Male nurse who contacted patient on Whatsapp and Facebook found guilty of professional misconduct

Jul 7th 2017, 7:36 PM 38,853 Views 0 Comments

The nurse was also found guilty of non-compliance with the nurses’ professional code of conduct.

# whatsapp - Thursday 18 May, 2017

Facebook fined €110 million for providing false information on WhatsApp takeover
# European Commission
# European Commission

Facebook fined €110 million for providing false information on WhatsApp takeover

May 18th 2017, 9:20 AM 9,943 Views 11 Comments

The social media giant said that any errors it made were not intentional.

# whatsapp - Wednesday 17 May, 2017

Store manager shared videos of disabled employee in WhatsApp group for 'merriment'
# Mr Price
# Mr Price

Store manager shared videos of disabled employee in WhatsApp group for 'merriment'

May 17th 2017, 5:44 PM 45,816 Views 0 Comments

The sales assistant’s disability is a result of a road traffic accident.

# whatsapp - Wednesday 10 May, 2017

Garda allegedly shared video of woman's arrest on WhatsApp days before she took her own life
# Investigation
# Investigation

Garda allegedly shared video of woman's arrest on WhatsApp days before she took her own life

May 10th 2017, 5:56 PM 84,328 Views 97 Comments

The video was subsequently shared on Facebook and was viewed over 100,000 times.

# whatsapp - Thursday 4 May, 2017

WhatsApp back in service after worldwide blackout
# Whatsup
# Whatsup

WhatsApp back in service after worldwide blackout

May 4th 2017, 7:27 AM 17,173 Views 13 Comments

This could be helpful for those following our Live A Better Life series.

# whatsapp - Friday 28 April, 2017

The 18 commandments of being in a Whatsapp group
# Get Out
From The Daily Edge
# Get Out

The 18 commandments of being in a Whatsapp group

Apr 28th 2017, 9:00 PM 13,282 Views 5 Comments

It’s complicated.

# whatsapp - Tuesday 18 April, 2017

Crackdown on paedophile ring that uses Whatsapp to share images of child sex abuse
# Europol
# Europol

Crackdown on paedophile ring that uses Whatsapp to share images of child sex abuse

Apr 18th 2017, 10:45 PM 13,040 Views 12 Comments

Arrests were made across Europe and Latin America.

# whatsapp - Sunday 26 March, 2017

UK government demand access to WhatsApp messages after London attack
# Security V Privacy
# Security V Privacy

UK government demand access to WhatsApp messages after London attack

Mar 26th 2017, 5:15 PM 20,226 Views 60 Comments

It’s been reported that the 52-year-old Briton who killed four people in Westminster used WhatsApp moments before the assault.

# whatsapp - Saturday 14 January, 2017

Whatsapp denies claims of a 'backdoor' into the messages of its 1 billion users
# Encryption
# Encryption

Whatsapp denies claims of a 'backdoor' into the messages of its 1 billion users

Jan 14th 2017, 7:10 PM 18,570 Views 21 Comments

The Facebook owned company has flatly denied a report by The Guardian.

# whatsapp - Wednesday 21 December, 2016

Whatsapp is working on an 'unsend' button for those regrettable drunken texts
# Take It Back
From The Daily Edge
# Take It Back

Whatsapp is working on an 'unsend' button for those regrettable drunken texts

Dec 21st 2016, 8:21 AM 3,108 Views 1 Comment

PRAISE BE!

# whatsapp - Friday 9 December, 2016

Text messages are on the way out - but we're eating up huge amounts of data
# WhatsApp
# WhatsApp

Text messages are on the way out - but we're eating up huge amounts of data

Dec 9th 2016, 10:43 AM 28,609 Views 45 Comments

The new ComReg report also found that Ireland is expensive for home broadband, but relatively cheap for mobile bills.

# whatsapp - Sunday 20 November, 2016

Scammers using Whatsapp and Daft to extort money from desperate renters
# Rental Crisis
# Rental Crisis

Scammers using Whatsapp and Daft to extort money from desperate renters

Nov 20th 2016, 5:43 PM 19,928 Views 11 Comments

The property letting website has asked the messaging app for assistance to shut down the scam.

# whatsapp - Friday 21 October, 2016

'If you think instant messaging is private, you're in for a big surprise'
# Safe Text
# Safe Text

'If you think instant messaging is private, you're in for a big surprise'

Oct 21st 2016, 6:20 AM 26,119 Views 22 Comments

Amnesty International said more must be done to protect internet privacy.

# whatsapp - Tuesday 27 September, 2016

Germany has stopped Facebook from harvesting WhatsApp subscriber data
# Hamburg
# Hamburg

Germany has stopped Facebook from harvesting WhatsApp subscriber data

Sep 27th 2016, 3:05 PM 10,299 Views 20 Comments

Hamburg’s Commissioner for Data Protection added that Facebook would be required to delete data already received from WhatsApp in Germany.

# whatsapp - Monday 12 September, 2016

If you use Whatsapp, your data is about to become the property of Facebook
# Opinion
# Opinion

If you use Whatsapp, your data is about to become the property of Facebook

Sep 12th 2016, 7:00 AM 4,764 Views 31 Comments

Julien Mercille explains how you can take steps to protect your data.

# whatsapp - Sunday 28 August, 2016

Facebook will get access to WhatsApp phone numbers to hit people with more targeted ads
# Targeting You
# Targeting You

Facebook will get access to WhatsApp phone numbers to hit people with more targeted ads

Aug 28th 2016, 1:00 PM 21,181 Views 49 Comments

The newly shared data is likely to prove a valuable commodity for the world’s largest social network.

# whatsapp - Wednesday 22 June, 2016

A girl convinced her mam that her face had turned square and it’s gas
# Fone The Doctor
From The Daily Edge
# Fone The Doctor

A girl convinced her mam that her face had turned square and it’s gas

Jun 22nd 2016, 11:39 AM 6,950 Views 0 Comments

“U can’t go out looking like that”

# whatsapp - Tuesday 14 June, 2016

WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger or iMessage - which is your winner?
# Heating Up
# Heating Up

WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger or iMessage - which is your winner?

Jun 14th 2016, 7:00 PM 22,080 Views 23 Comments

All the major messaging apps are fighting for the same users as they transform into something more.

# whatsapp - Sunday 15 May, 2016

Android users, this is the quickest way to access your important WhatsApp chats
# TechKnowHow
# TechKnowHow

Android users, this is the quickest way to access your important WhatsApp chats

May 15th 2016, 11:00 AM 14,415 Views 5 Comments

Better make some room on your home screen.

# whatsapp - Saturday 14 May, 2016

10 struggles you'll only understand if you're in a group chat
# The Chat Is Lit
From The Daily Edge
# The Chat Is Lit

10 struggles you'll only understand if you're in a group chat

May 14th 2016, 11:55 AM 8,704 Views 0 Comments

*bzzt* *bzzt* *bzzt*

# whatsapp - Wednesday 11 May, 2016

Now you have two ways to access WhatsApp on your computer
# Alternatives
# Alternatives

Now you have two ways to access WhatsApp on your computer

May 11th 2016, 9:51 AM 120,807 Views 13 Comments

You did realise you could load it up on your browser in the first place, right?

# whatsapp - Tuesday 3 May, 2016

This rival app is benefiting from Brazil blocking WhatsApp (again)
# Knock-on Effect
# Knock-on Effect

This rival app is benefiting from Brazil blocking WhatsApp (again)

May 3rd 2016, 4:21 PM 14,934 Views 8 Comments

While the ban only lasts for 72 hours, Telegram has added more than a million new users and counting.

# whatsapp - Thursday 7 April, 2016

10 rules of Whatsapp chats that must be respected
# Commandments
From The Daily Edge
# Commandments

10 rules of Whatsapp chats that must be respected

Apr 7th 2016, 1:11 PM 84,703 Views 0 Comments

Please.

# whatsapp - Tuesday 5 April, 2016

This is why you're getting a strange message from Whatsapp

This is why you're getting a strange message from Whatsapp

Apr 5th 2016, 6:23 PM 53,339 Views 25 Comments

The service, which is owned by Facebook, is used to send billions of messages daily.

# whatsapp - Wednesday 2 March, 2016

Germany is starting to become a serious thorn in Facebook's side
# Privacy
# Privacy

Germany is starting to become a serious thorn in Facebook's side

Mar 2nd 2016, 3:40 PM 30,348 Views 21 Comments

After months of criticism, the country’s watchdog now suspects Facebook of abusing its position for more personal data.

# whatsapp - Wednesday 3 February, 2016

This is how you can hide your presence on WhatsApp
# TechGuide
# TechGuide

This is how you can hide your presence on WhatsApp

Feb 3rd 2016, 12:00 PM 34,452 Views 9 Comments

So none of your friends (or strangers) know you’re online.

# whatsapp - Tuesday 19 January, 2016

You can read your WhatsApp messages on the sly without other people knowing
# Blue Ticks
# Blue Ticks

You can read your WhatsApp messages on the sly without other people knowing

Jan 19th 2016, 11:27 AM 40,801 Views 14 Comments

No more dreaded blue ticks.

You can read your WhatsApp messages on the sly without other people knowing
# Blue Ticks
From The Daily Edge
# Blue Ticks

You can read your WhatsApp messages on the sly without other people knowing

Jan 19th 2016, 8:29 AM 8,284 Views 1 Comment

No more dreaded blue ticks.

# whatsapp - Monday 18 January, 2016

WhatsApp won't be charging users for its app any longer*
# Freebie
From Business ETC
# Freebie

WhatsApp won't be charging users for its app any longer*

Jan 18th 2016, 11:42 AM 24,090 Views 16 Comments

*It was free for the first year before charging €1 for every additional year.

# whatsapp - Monday 11 January, 2016

If you receive an email like this from WhatsApp, do not open it
# Malware
# Malware

If you receive an email like this from WhatsApp, do not open it

Jan 11th 2016, 9:54 PM 33,792 Views 15 Comments

The emails aim to trick people into downloading malware onto their computers.

# whatsapp - Thursday 31 December, 2015

This lad added all his exes to a WhatsApp group to wish them Merry Christmas
# Merry Ex-mas
From The Daily Edge
# Merry Ex-mas

This lad added all his exes to a WhatsApp group to wish them Merry Christmas

Dec 31st 2015, 9:05 AM 9,675 Views 6 Comments

It worked out better for him than you’d expect…

# whatsapp - Tuesday 1 December, 2015

WhatsApp has been accused of blocking links to this rival app
# Blocked
# Blocked

WhatsApp has been accused of blocking links to this rival app

Dec 1st 2015, 10:18 AM 12,598 Views 10 Comments

Some users have seen links to Telegram blocked on the Android version of WhatsApp.

# whatsapp - Sunday 29 November, 2015

WhatsApp taking up too much space? You should clear your chats
# Q-tip
# Q-tip

WhatsApp taking up too much space? You should clear your chats

Nov 29th 2015, 6:00 PM 258,202 Views 13 Comments

Multimedia messages can fill up your storage very quickly but there is a way to clear them entirely.

# whatsapp - Sunday 11 October, 2015

Want to keep a backup of all your WhatsApp messages? Here's how
# TechKnowHow
# TechKnowHow

Want to keep a backup of all your WhatsApp messages? Here's how

Oct 11th 2015, 11:00 AM 15,701 Views 7 Comments

You’ll never know when you might need to recover them.

# whatsapp - Saturday 26 September, 2015

9 features you probably didn't know exist in WhatsApp
# Text Back
# Text Back

9 features you probably didn't know exist in WhatsApp

Sep 26th 2015, 5:00 PM 94,204 Views 11 Comments

Want to hide when you’ve read someone’s message?

# whatsapp - Friday 11 September, 2015

11 Irish emojis we desperately need
# Full Irish
From The Daily Edge
# Full Irish

11 Irish emojis we desperately need

Sep 11th 2015, 6:05 PM 9,498 Views 2 Comments

Just to make our lives easier.